Friday, September 21, 2012

Liverpool Manager Targets Three Midfielders

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already identified three targets as he seeks to continue his revolution at Anfield, reports this morning suggest.

The Dail Mail suggest that the Merseyside club have identified three midfielders in Malaga’s Isco, Ander Herrera of Athletic Bilbao and Marcelo Brozovic of Dinamo Zagreb as key targets as the northern Irish manager seeks to continue his rebuilding job at Anfield, once funds become available.

Malaga playmaker Isco introduced himself to the Champions League in stunning fashion Tuesday night, scoring two superb goals to fire Malaga to a 3-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on their maiden night in Europe’s premier competition. It emerged yesterday in the Spanish press that Tottenham Hotspur had made a deadline day bid for the 20-year-old, but saw their offers dismissed. While Malaga’s financial predicament is not as perilous as it was during the summer, the club still need to address several financial concerns, after being implicated in UEFA’s Financial Fair Play sanctions handed down two weeks ago.

The Daily Mirror report that Liverpool scouts were present during Dinamo Zagreb’s 2-0 loss to Porto mid-week, scouting the 19-year-old midfielder. The Croatian club is reportedly prepared to cash in on the youngster next summer, with Serie A clubs Lazio and Genoa also maintaining an interest.

Athletic Bilbao’s Herrera, who attracted the attention of a number of club managers following his imperious displays against Manchester United in last season’s Europa League, may prove to be the most difficult target, with the Basque club in a healthy financial position, boosted by the record sale of Javi Martinez to Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window.

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